Apply for Certification
Once you receive your email informing you that you have successfully passed the exam, you can start the Certification Application.
For all other certifications, you will be required to provide an endorser – another ISC2-certified professional in good standing – who can attest to your experience. If you do not know another ISC2-certified professional, you can opt for ISC2 to endorse you.
Your endorser will attest that your assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of the endorser’s knowledge, and that you are in good standing within the cybersecurity industry. You will need the endorser’s member/certification number when filling out the online application. CISSP concentrations do not require an endorser.
You will also be asked to provide your relevant work experience (requirements vary by certification) and can also provide any experience waiver based on certifications held or higher education degrees completed.
Once your certification application has been approved, the final step in the process is to pay your first Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) . If you already hold an ISC2 certification you will not have to pay an additional AMF for your latest certification.
Application Time Limit
All candidates who pass an ISC2 credential examination must complete the certification application process within nine months of their exam date.
Please note: A percentage of the candidates who pass an ISC2 examination and submit certification applications will be randomly subjected for audit and required to submit additional information, as required, for verification. You will be notified via email if your application is selected for audit.
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